Preparing for your Christmas Mini Session
2022 CHRISTMAS MINI SESSIONS
I am so excited for these mini sessions and I can’t wait to create beautiful photos for you! These minis will be outdoors at Spring Lake Park Reserve/Schaar’s Bluff in Hastings MN.
WHERE DO WE MEET?
*Please plan on arriving a few minutes early so we can start shooting right at your scheduled start time.
Plan to meet in the “Gathering Center” Parking lot. Follow the signs when you enter the park, then stay straight and follow the parking lot around a curve. There you will see some big green pine trees. Plan to park near them to minimize your walk. If you are unsure, look for a white Chrysler minivan and that is where I will be.
WHAT TO BRING:
It is not necessary to bring anything, however please plan for the weather. Large blankets for warmups can work great (as a prop too) as well as hand and foot warmers tucked into coat pockets.
Some prop ideas if you choose to bring any: hot cocoa, candy canes, hats, scarves, mittens, perhaps a Christmas book. There is also the option to do no props at all and just use the beautiful outdoors as our backdrop.
WHAT DO WE WEAR?
For your planning purposes, I plan to incorporate the colors: gold, dark greens, whites and reds into this setup.
It’s best to keep the coordinating simple. Try not to overthink it. I recommend picking 2-3 complementary colors and carry them throughout your outfits. You will want to dress warmly (plenty of layers) since we will only be taking photos outdoors. **Scarves and hats make cute props as well as keep you toasty during your session.
*Don’t forget to choose something that your family will feel good in! It will shine through in your photos!
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL MINI SESSION
1. Plan outfits in advance
2. Get plenty of rest.
3. Make sure children are well fed.
4. Arrive early so we can start shooting right at your appointment time.
5. Bring a blanket
6. Have fun!
7. Watch for a sneak peek on Facebook within 24 hours.
8. Look for your proofing gallery email in about a week to select your 10 favorite images!
Click here for my planning tips for a successful photo session with young children.
I am looking forward to our time together! It’s going to be fun!
Feel free to text me with any questions or concerns: 612.440.3031